Stytch is a an API-first passwordless authentication startup dedicated to improving security and user experience with passwordless authentication.

Stytch is building a developer platform with the tools and infrastructure to enable companies to incorporate passwordless authentication options into apps and websites.

Stytch was founded in 2020 by Reed McGinley-Stempel and Julianna Lamb. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Stytch's APIs and SDKs offer flexible templates that can be tailored to your colors, fonts, and logo, so you can easily create seamless onboarding and authentication experiences that delight users and complement your brand—without the trouble of building UI from the ground up.


Stytch has more than 3,500 developers are building on the Stytch platform adding email magic links, SMS and WhatsApp passcodes, OAuth connections, one-click user invitations, and embeddable magic links into user onboarding and login flows.


Stytch acquired Cotter, a leading no-code passwordless authentication platform backed by YC. The acquisition will combine the two companies’ technologies, bringing Stytch’s vision of a passwordless world to life faster.


Stytch is backed by Benchmark, Coatue, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital, andd others. The company raised $90M in Series B round on Nov 18, 2021. This brings Stytch's total funding to $126.3M to date. The latest round mints Stytch a unicorn with a valuation of $1B post-money.



  • Year founded: 2020
  • Funding Info: $126.3M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1B as of Nov 18, 2021
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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